Secret Influence of the Moon, 5 




Our Relationship with the Moon

pp. 142-182


pp. 146-7 menstruation in female Old-World monkeys

p. 146

"as pointed out by Stan Gooch in his remarkable book The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals, ... menstruation occurs in Old World monkeys, which are related to humans and apes, but not in New World monkeys. ... The capuchin, for example, follows an 18-day cycle; and the howler, 23." "In

p. 147

The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals, Gooch points out that the closest menstrual cycle connection [in the way of timing] is between that of a human being and a gibbon, which menstruates, on average, every 30 days."


p. 147 bodily features in common [due to convergent evolution] between human and orang-utan

"In his ... book The Red Ape, physical anthropologist Jeffrey Schwartz ... brings up the fact that human and orangutan teeth are remarkably similar, to the extent that they are commonly misidentified for each other in the fossil record. Then there's the fact that orangutans have a hole in the roof of their mouth, a feature once considered unique to humans. Schwartz adds, "Humans and orangs have the widest-separated mammary glands, and they grow the longest hair. Humans and orangs actually have a hairline, in contrast to virtually all primates, where the hair comes down to the top of the eyes.""


p. 149 a woman's menstruation is commenced by her being deflowered by the Man-in-the-Moon

"to the Uaupes of the Upper Amazon, when a girl first undergoes menstruation it's because she's been "deflowered by the Moon." For the Japanese, menstruation was attributed to sexual intercourse with the Moon god, a belief that also existed in India, Siberia, Greenland, and Alaska".


pp. 149-50 Moon-man's unwittingly causing prompt demise of each woman whom he marrieth

p. 149

[Mataco (in northern Argentina) myth] "Moon selected a girl ... to be his wife. She died only five days after the wedding. {By tribal custom, so as to allow enough time to determine either compatibility or separation, marital co-itus was not permitted until 5 days after wedding.} He soon took another wife, but she died too -- again only five days after the wedding. The same thing happened with his next wife.  

p. 150

... the people decided to interrogate the Moon. He told them that


he couldn't remember what had happened, except that on each occasion, he'd ... woken up to find her dead.

{This could imply that in each case, he was not actually conscious while the act of co-ition occurred, praesumably because he was in a state of consciousness aequivalent to that praevalent during somnambulance ('sleepwalking').}


Despite this, the Moon couldn't resist taking another wife. The girl's family came up with a plan ..., advising her to stay awake all night to keep a close eye on her husband. This she did, sleeping at her family's house during the day. ...


Not until it was time to "get physical" did she notice something unusual about her husband {Moon's praevious wives had not noticed this, because they were each asleep at the time of co-ition.} ..., his [genital] organ big enough to split her in two. {"insanity (ch>ojrnak, literally "split in half")" ("ShSA", p. 99)} ... She was ... to leave her husband ..., whose reputation kept the other women away." {"depicted in an ithyphallic (with an erect and uncovered phallus) style" (CR"MIG") is god MJN or JMSW, the sap of whose herb (GAE"M") "was likened to semen."}

{Cf. [myth in Krete, of] husband's inadvertently causing death to each successive concubine of his : [GM @89.c, citing AL:T 41] Minos's "many infidelities so enraged Pasiphae: that she put a spell on him : whenever he lay with another woman he discharged, not seed, but a swarm of noxious serpents, scorpions, and millipedes, which preyed on her vitals." These noxious producers of poisons may repraesent substances in male semen virilis (milt) which can occasion cancer of the cervix in a woman ("SECT").}

"ShSA" = Robert S. Carlsen & Martin Prechtel : "Shamanism in Santiago Atitla`n, Guatemala". In :- Gary Seaman & Jane S. Day (edd.) : Ancient Traditions : Shamanism in Central Asia and the Americas. joint publication of : Univ Pr of CO & Denver Mus of Nat Hist; in co-operation with : Ethnographics Pr, Center for Visual Anthropology, Univ of Southern Calif, 1994. pp. 77-111.

CR"MIG" = "Min : Ithyphallic God". 

GAE"M" = "Gods of Ancient Egypt -- Min". 

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. Penguin Bks, 1955.

AL:T = Antoninus Liberalis : Transformations.

"SECT" = "Semen Enhancing Cervical Tumours".  


{N.B. Sleepwalking is one of the "altered states-of-unconsciousness" brought about by intervention of praeternatural entities acting from subtle planes-of-existence : because the myth concerning Endumion of Karia is apparently another instance of this theme, therefore the goddess Selene can be considered as enduing (GM @64.2) this condition in mortals. The author (L.P.) is an adept in (and later wrote an autobiographical book about) another effect produced about by intervention of praeternatural entities acting from subtle planes-of-existence, namely so-called "sleep-paralysis". It is most likely that the research for this book (Secret Influence of the Moon) caused the pertinent praeternatural entities to take such an interest in L.P. as to make him an adept in "sleep-paralysis".}


pp. 151-2 Neolithic map (at Knowth in Eire) of Moon's surface

p. 151

"At a five-thousand-year-old Neolithic passage mound called Knowth, located in County Meath, Ireland, ... is a carved stone named Orthostat 47. It has an arrangement of lines and dots carved into it -- markings that [Philip] Stooke ... recognized ... perfectly match the lunar maria.  ...

{If so, it might be expected that other similar Neolithic orthostats ought also to be maps of distant planets and/or of their satellites : any of these distant scenarios could have been witnessed via the power of "remote viewing" (now much-employed secretly, under high-level security-clearance, by governmental intelligence-services).}

p. 152

commented Stooke in a 1999 BBC News article. ["PMMU"] "It is ... a map of the Moon, the most ancient one ever found. ... You can see the overall pattern of lunar features, from features such as Mare Humorum through Mare Crisium."

"PMMU" = "Prehistoric Moon Map Unearthed". BBC News, April 22, 1999. 


pp. 156-7 Sumerian : Moon-god as father of a goddess

p. 156

"In[-]anna's parents were Nan[-]na[r], god of the Moon, and Nin[-]gal, a reed goddess. Nan[-]na[r] ... His primary dwelling place was the city of Ur ... . ... .  

p. 157

... Nan[-]na[r] is required to earn the affection of his ladylove by ... refilling the rivers, restocking fish in the marsh and game in the forest, ensuring the ripening of grains and vegetables, providing honey and wine for the table ... . At the end of all this toiling, Nin[-]gal agrees to join him."


p. 168 Hellenic : Moon-goddess as mother of a lion

"the fearsome Nemean lion ... Selene gave birth to ... . Selene ... "dropped it to Earth on Mount Tretus ... in punishment for an unfulfilled sacrifice, she set it to prey upon her own people"" (Graves 1955, @123.b).

{Having "a tiger's tail" (HChM, s.v. "Xiwangmu", p. 220), West-King-Father Don-wan-gon can be said to resemble the Nemean Lion.}


pp. 172-3 container-full-of-water is toted by woman-in-the-Moon, who is accompanied to the Moon by a tree

p. 172

"Among the Native Americans, ... The Pueblos called the Moon "Water maiden," while the Sioux believed the Moon held a pitcher of water.


In a Midsummer Night's Dream, ... Titania, queen of the fairies, calls the Moon "the governess of floods," who, "pale {pun on \pail\?} in her anger, washes all the air." ... .  

{Fae:rie-queen Titania is, of course, namesake of the metal \titanium\. So, little wondre that the (supra p. 93) "excessively high concentration of titanium in lunar rock samples (found in the form of ilmenite ...) greatly puzzled scientists", who would be surprised that Shakespeare should be so lunaticly praescient as to put this lunar-oriented speech into the mouth of Titania the titanium-fae:rie.}


... in the well-known Maori story of Rona, ... Rona was the

p. 173

daughter of Tangaroa, a god who controlled the sea.


One moonlit night, Rona made a trip to the local stream to fetch some water in a bucket.

{"In the far north [of the North Island of N.Z.], Rona is a woman who set out one night to draw water, carrying her gourd." (IEMM&L, s.v. "Rona", p. 156a)} {Icelandic Bil (Jill) ['waning', scil., of the Moon] was the girl who "went up the hill [= Oros Selenes 'Mountain of the Moon', stated by Klaudios Ptolemaios to be the source of the river Nile] to fetch a pail of water."}


As she was carrying the water back home to her children, the Moon disappeared behind some clouds. No longer able to see where she was going, Rona tripped over the root of a tree.


"You cooked-head Moon," she shouted ... . This Moon, ... Insulted and annoyed, ...

{"The insults she shouted at the moon were sometimes regarded as the origin of ... vilification in this world, and a saying warned, 'Remember Rona's mistake' ... ." (IEMM&L, loc. cit.)}


took her in its clutches, pulling her up toward the heavens, along with the tree to which she clung. Rona, the tree, and her pail {gourd} of water can still be seen in the Moon to this day. The power to control the tides is something she brought with her when she was taken to the Moon."

IEMM&L = Margaret Orbell : Illustrated Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend. Canterbury Univ Pr, Christchurch (NZ), 1995.


pp. 174-5 elixir is quaffed, by woman-in-the-Moon, who is accompanied on the Moon by a tree

p. 174

"Heng-O. Her husband was the brilliant archer Shen I,

{In-as-much as archer Yi shot "Xiu[-]she (a huge snake)" (HChM, s.v. "Yi", p. 231), he resembleth Kretan mythic archer Alkon, who likewise "put an arrow through" "a snake" (DCM, s.v. "Alcon").}


who, in exchange for building a palace for the Queen Mother of the West,

{"there is a Wang[-]mu {'queen-mother'} palace. The building's history can be traced to 1,000 years ago" (HChM, s.v. "Xiwangmu", p. 223).}


was granted a pill of immortality. Intending to take the pill at a later date, he took it home and hid it in the rafters.


While he was out one day attending to business, Heng-O noticed a delicious smell and saw a glow emanating from the ceiling. Curious to determine the source of the glow, she soon found the pill and, unable to resist it, popped it into her mouth {and swallowed it}. She instantly became weightless and found herself floating off the ground. ... Frightened, Heng-O continued her ascent, eventually reaching the Moon.

{"One day ..., when Yi went out hunting, his apprentice, Feng-meng, broke into Yi's house and {demanded} to give the elixir to him. ... To protect it ..., she swallowed it and flew to the sky.  ... She chose the moon for her residence. When Yi came back ..., he displayed the fruits and cakes Cheng'e liked in the yard ... to his wife {who saw them from the moon}. ... From then on ..., people eat moon cakes and round fruits to commemorate Cheng'e." (HChM, s.v. "Yi", p. 233)}


Here ... was a huge cassia tree.  

{"a cassia tree ... on the moon ... was 5,000 feet high {read "tall}." (HChM, s.v. "Chang'e", p. 89)}


... she coughed up the pill's capsule coating, which immediately transformed into a white rabbit. ... It started to grind the elixir of immortality. {The whiteness of the rabbit could refer to "white jade" as the name of a greasy elixir (CM&S, p. 232. s.v. "jade grease"). Emulsified oils (able to assist in digestion of oil-soluble nutrients, beneficial for longevity) are whitish in appearance.}

{This white rabbit is the "Jade Rabbit" (HChM, s.v. "Xiwangmu", p. 221); it is already depicted as "pounding the elixir of immortality" on a stone carving in a tomb of the Eastern Han dynasty (HChM, s.v. "Xiwangmu", p. 220, Fig.).}


Meanwhile, Heng-O ... transformed into a toad. She resides on the Moon to this day, just like her rabbit companion. ...

p. 175

After being Granted immortality by the King Father of the East ..., Shen I was assigned to live on the Sun. Having ... his wife, he decided to visit her ... . Once there, he built her a palace in which to live,


called the Palace of Boundless Cold. ...


Every month ... he pays his wife a visit. ...


While it's easy for him to visit her, it's not possible for her to visit him."

{However, West-Queen-Mother Xi-wan-mu is able, by climbing onto the bird Xi-you, to meet East-King-Father Don-wan-gon (HChM, s.v. "Xiwangmu", p. 220).}

HChM = Lihui An & Deming An : Handbook of Chinese Mythology. ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara (CA), 2005.

CM&S = Anne Birrell (translatrix & annotatrix) : The Classic of Mountains and Seas. Penguin Classics, London, 1999.


pp. 176-7 Man-in-the-Moon with Spider

p. 176

"the Polish story of Mr. Twardowski ... . ... During the journey there {thither}, just as they were flying over the Moon, Mr. Twardowski ... started to sing a hymn ... and he found himself plummeting toward the Moon. Still to this day he resides on the Moon ... . ...


In another version of the story, Mr. Twardowski sells his soul to the devil ... in exchange for great knowledge and magical powers.


His associate, whom he turned into a spider earlier,

{"some ruki kik>om refer to spiders as "walking obsidian."" ("ShSA", p. 103)}

p. 177

ends up joining him on the Moon. {"the lunar red spots are felsic domes of obsidian and rhyolite.  Red spots occur mostly ... in and around Oceanus Procellarum." ("EVM")}

{There was "obsidian production near the Moon Pyramid, Teotihuacan" ("W&MThOP").} {"the House of Obsidian dances the Moon." (ACH "Serpentine Codex", p. 43)}


Because the spider has the ability to travel to the Earth and back via a thread, he uses it to keep track of what's occurring below."

"EVM" = "Exotic Volcanoes on the Moon". 

"W&MThOP" = "Weaponry And Martially Themed Obsidian Production Near The Moon Pyramid,Teotihuacan". 

ACH"SC" = "The Serpentine Codex". In :- Usula K. LeGuin : Always Coming Home. Univ of CA Pr, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1985. (reprint 2001) [allegedly based on litterature of tribes in northern California] 


pp. 177-8 Boy-in-the-Moon with Pumpkin

p. 177

A mythic boy, once upon a time, "noticed that as soon as the bird had recovered it gave the boy a magic pumpkin seed,

{In lore of the Iban of Borneo, pumpkin-seeds are said to be inhabited by divinities requiring head-hunting (CGI), which requirement may be related to the modern custom of carving a face (death's-head face?) into a pumpkin for Hallow E'en.}


which, once planted, grew into a huge vine {creeper} bearing pumpkins filled with gold and silver pieces. ...

{Are these gold and silver pieces the mythic source of the rite wherein (HChM, s.v. "Xiwangmu", p. 224) "Pilgrims often try to throw coins into the basins in the center of" "Wang[-]mu Pool"?}


Instead, from one of the pumpkins emerged an old man ... . Following the old man's instructions,


he boarded the pumpkin {possibly "poonggee" (CI&E&SA, q.v., vol. 4, p. 650a) "HIND., a musical instrument ... of pumpkin, usually played upon by jugglers and snake-dancers" : cf. name of "Pun~jikasthala [PE, q.v., p. 615b -- MBh, "Adi Parvan" 122] ... the dancer at the court of Kuvera"} vine {liana} elevator {similarly as ascension by Brahma via the linga of S`iva; for the sanctified pumpkin-seeds themselves become linga-s ("BPL", p. 85, @17a)}, which carried him straight up to the Moon. He was immediately escorted to the Palace of Boundless Cold ...,

{Very similarly, in the poe:m allegedly by Seneca the Younger, and titled (as per 2nd Century Chr.Aira Roman historian Dio Cassius) Apocolocyntosis divi Claudii ('Pumpkinification of the Rich Claudius'), imperator Claudius ascended to Heaven after his own death ("AR--SY:A"). The extant text of this political document is, however, so extensively expurgated that no mention of pumpkins is to be found is its remaining fragment; but it can be surmised, in its former pristine state, to have been originally based on Etruscan lore (for, imperator Claudius is known to have been author of a book -- suppressed by subsequent imperatores, apparently commencing with Nerva -- disclosing the Etruscan provenience of archaic Roman religion).}


where he was handed an ax and told to chop down the cassia tree ... . ...

{This order may have been issued so as (not to countermand the Kassite dynasty, but) to counteract the known harmful effect of Chinese cassia, which (for health's sake) must be supplanted by the Sinhalese qinnamown (Strong's 7076) mentioned in the TNaK.}


Every time his ax takes a chip from the tree, it immediately repairs itself. To make matters worse, each

{"a tall totara ... he cut ... with his stone adze, but ... all the chips flew back, and soon it was ... as it had been before." (IEMM&L, s.v. "Rata")}

p. 178

swing of the ax earns him a painful peck in the back by a white rooster." s

CGI = James Jemut Masing : The Coming of the Gods : An Iban Invocatory Chant (Timang Gawai Amat) of the Baleh River Region, Sarawak. Canberra, ACT, Australia : Dept. of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National Univ, 1997.

CI&E&SA = Edward Balfour (ed.) : Cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia. 2nd edn. Madra, 1872. 

"BPL" = G. Wu:rth (transl.) : "The Basava Puran.a of the Lingaits". J OF THE BOMBAY BRANCH OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOC, vol. 8 (for 1864-66; published 1872):65-97. 

"AR--SY:A" = "Ancient Rome - Seneca The Younger - Apocolocyntosis". 


{This illusory tree-chipping may be manifested in a subsequent guise as how in Keltic sacred groves (ECM&F, s.v. "nemeton", p. 354a) "the trees would sometimes appear to be on FIRE or stricken by earthquake but would in reality be untouched and unharmed." Nemetona (ECM&F, q.v.), "she of the sacred grove", may also be known as (DCeM, s.v. "Nemetona") \NEMONtana\, which name could possibly be cognate with \NEMANo[h]os\, name of the Bublian (i.e., of Gubla) queen who (much as goddess Hsi-Wang-Mu "is good at screaming" : "XWShGGCh") shrieked (DCM, s.v. "Nemanus") "at seeing her son amid the flames." But, like the Keltic visionary sacred-grove flames, these flames were merely illusory, so that (Ploutarchos : De Is. et Osir. 15.357b -- DCM, loc. cit.) "When he [son of Nemanoo:s] was in the fire she [LS-t/Isis] would change into a swallow and circle around the column bearing Osiris' coffin" (that column being of the wood of the tree chopped down by Bublian king Malkandros). Also cognate (with \NEMONtana\ and with \NEMANo[h]os\) may be the name \NEAMHAIN\ of a wife of (LI, s.v. "Ne`t", p. 374b) the god Ne`t (cf. \natha\ 'refuge', a category of siddha), that couple being grandparents of god BALOR (\balores\ [DCeM, q.v.] 'chough\ in Cornish), whose name is cognate with \PHALERos\, name of the son of (DCM, s.v. "Phalerus") Alkon the archer. The name \Phaleros\ is from verb \phaleriao\ 'I am patched with white', applying, e.g., to sea-waves breaking on a coast, especially on a headland; hence "Classical authors such as {Ptolemaios} and {Diodoros Sikelos} attest to a promontory in Cornwall being anciently known as Belerion ... (probably Land's End)" (LI, s.v. "Balar", p. 28b); also, cf. the seaport location of Phaleron, antient harbor for city Athenai of acropolis Kekropia.}

ECM&F = Patricia Monaghan : Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore. Checkmark Bks (imprint of Facts On File), NY, 2004.

"XWShGGCh" = "Xi Wangmu, The Shamanic Great Goddess Of China". 

DCeM = James MacKillop : Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford Univ Pr, 1998.

LI = Da`ithi` O` hO`ga`in : The Lore of Ireland : an Encyclopaedia of Myth, Legend, and Romance. Boydell Pr, Woodbridge (Suff); Collins Pr, Wilton (Cork), 2006.



Louis Proud : The Secret Influence of the Moon : Alien Origins and Occult Powers. Destiny Bks (a division of Inner Traditions Internat), Rochester (VT), 2013.